I seriously didn't want to see the movie at first, because of all the bad Spongebob episodes we've been getting for the past several years. My little brother (11) wanted to see it for the heck of it, but I was worried that it was going to suck. I even said that if the writers responsible for the bad episodes are also in charge of the movie, then we shouldn't see it. However, the commercials for it were legit, since it seemed as if the characters were going to spend their journey on land for most of the movie. It didn't happen until near the end.
My favorite part of the whole darn thing was the action scene when they got their superpowers and went up against that pirate; I can say that Spongebob himself was most enjoyable in that part. Then there was that crazy Dolphin vs. Seagull rap battle at the end. That was all that got my attention.
Spongebob is just too stupid and illogical for me. The plot basically revolved around the recipe for a stupid sandwich. And just because it got stolen, everybody went into a wreak of havoc or "a breakdown in social order." As if they had nothing else to eat! That was pathetic.
I think the movie would've been better if half the characters were actually likable throughout the whole thing, also. As usual, the characters were all stupid (except Plankton). Mr. Krabs being his typical selfish cheapskate self doesn't really make him seem like a good guy at all. And Patrick was just a backstabbing prick half the time. Sandy was okay, but my goodness her voice gradually became annoying for me over the years.
I understand that this is supposed to be for kids, but how could a writer think that a child would find it funny to see the main characters treat each other so heartlessly? (Mainly thinking about how Patrick was a prick to Spongebob) It was just sad. And the theme of this movie is about teamwork. (At least between Spongebob and Plankton)